I decided to try tik tok because i hear alot of people talking about it and have seen some funny videos posted on facebook and I figured what the heck I could use a lift in my day once in awhile. The first thing I will say is alot of the people on there are really nice and supportive and are always willing to encourage others. When someone is feeling sad and lonely they are always willing to pick you up and brighten your day. Tik Tok has a wide variety of people from all over the world and from different lifestyles and cultures that all come together which is really nice to see especially during these sad times when you think everyone is divided. There are also some very talented people who make some great videos that are very entertaining and fun to watch.
The bad side of Tik tok is there are some really mean and vicious hateful people on there whos only agenda is to attack people and hurt them. You Know the trolls. I’ve seen some horrible comments that people have posted only to make someone feel like crap. And alot of the people on there are vulnerable to these attacks and it really gets to them and they become depressed. Ive seen so many videos of people crying because they were attacked. Alot of tik tokers will come to their defense and try and protect them from the hateful comments but once hateful things are said its hard to get them out of your head unfortunately. When you join Tik Tok you not only open yourself up to really wonderful people but also some really horrible ones as well. And if you have children on there and trust me there are alot of them on there you have to keep an eye on them because there are some creeps on there.
The other bad side of Tik Tok is it sometimes feels like a popularity contest where everyone is just trying to get a bunch of followers and when they dont they get really upset and hurt. I ve seen people cry about that on there too. They feel like noone cares and it makes them feel insecure about themselves. People do try and encourage them and let them know they matter which I think is nice. Another unfortunate thing that happens is younger people attack older people and tell them they are too old for tik tok and they say some pretty mean things. Of course they get schooled right away cause lets face it you really shouldn’t mess with older people they have been through it all.
So basically Most of the people on there are really nice and fortunately I haven’t been attacked by anyone. Its a great way to make friends from all over the world and you get too experience the more personal side of many different cultures and people. It’s also a great place to share your music and art. When you need a pick me up there are always people willing to help and brighten your day 🙂 So if you do decide to join Tik Tok now you know the good, the bad and the ugly.
Anyways that’s what my brief experience was on there. If you decide to join at least now you have some information and if you are already on there what do you think about it?